James Dyer Woodworth Jr., 70, of Seymour, Ind., passed away July 15, 2006. He was born Sept. 5, 1935, in Veedersburg, Ind., to the late James Dyer Woodworth Sr. and the late Rosa Mildred Ferguson Woodworth.
Jim was a graduate of New Palestine High School where he ran track, cross country, was a Boy Scout, and served in the Civil Air Patrol. He was a 1993 retired teamster from Indianapolis, Kroger Dairy Maintenance Department. He formerly worked for his father as a plumber, with Bryants Heating and Cooling, Belt Railroad, Diamond Chain, Jerdans, and Bemis Company.
Jim was an active hunter, fisherman, 3-D archer,and conservationist. He was a member of the Indiana Bowhunters Association, Indiana Trapshooters Association and the National Rifle Association. He had a passion for square dancing and was a member of the Bucks and Does Club of Nashville, Ind., and the Star Promenaders of Seymour, Ind.
Jim's most recent contribution to the community was teaching the 3rd Grade class at St. Ambrose Catholic Elementary School in Seymour how to square dance and line dance. He was a pioneer cancer patient as the oldest and longest living recipient of a stem cell transplant.
Jim is survived by his spouse of 52 years, Lillian Jeannette Curry, whom he married on June 27, 1954. He is also survived by three daughters, Cindy Kriech and her husband, Joseph of Indianapolis; Susan Wolfe and her husband Garry of Bedford, Ind.; and Janet Jennings of Fairborn, Ohio; two brothers, Norman Woodworth of Summerville, Fla., and Larry Woodworth of New Palestine, Ind.; two sisters, Dorothy Johnston of Banks, Ore., and Arlene Rifner of Tampa, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Kriech Shaver and her husband, Nathan, Sarah and Rachel Kriech, Eric, Kevin and Amy Wolfe, Daniel and Matthew Jennings and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Sam and Sherrill.
Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., Brazil, IN was entrusted with his care.